Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars files lawsuit against band , Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee, over a dispute regarding the band’s touring plans. The lawsuit was filed on March 28, 2023, in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The dispute arose after the band announced that they would be embarking on a reunion tour in 2023, despite having signed a contract in 2015 that supposedly prevented them from touring again. The contract, which was dubbed the “cessation of touring agreement,” stated that the band members would not tour under the Motley Crue name after their final show on December 31, 2015.
Mick Mars, who suffers from a chronic medical condition, reportedly expressed concerns about the physical toll that a reunion tour would take on him. However, the other band members allegedly ignored his concerns and went ahead with the tour announcement anyway.
In the lawsuit, Mars claims that his former bandmates breached the cessation of touring agreement by announcing the reunion tour. He also alleges that they conspired to oust him from the band, and that they have withheld his share of the profits from the band’s music and merchandise sales.
The lawsuit seeks an injunction to prevent the band from touring under the Motley Crue name, as well as damages for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage.
The lawsuit has sparked a lot of discussion among Motley Crue fans, with some supporting Mick Mars and others siding with the rest of the band. Some have criticized the other band members for allegedly ignoring Mars’s health concerns, while others argue that he should have been more vocal about his objections to the tour.
Regardless of the outcome of the lawsuit, it is clear that the dispute has put a strain on the relationship between the members of Motley Crue. It remains to be seen whether the band will be able to resolve their differences and continue making music together, or if this will be the end of the road for one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.